Dennis and Donna Engels Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in honor of Dennis and Donna Engels, to provide scholarships for graduate students in the College of Education Counseling and Early Childhood Education Programs at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education Department of Counseling and Higher Education in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Maintain full time enrollment at the University;
  3. Enroll as a full-time graduate student in the Counselor Education Program or the Early Childhood Program; thus, students enrolling full-time in the College of Education Counseling Program or Early Childhood Education Program at the University will be eligible for consideration.

Dale Rorex Fund for the College of Education

Purpose: A fund in honor of Dr. Paul Dale Rorex, Ph.D. 1994, and to provide support for students and programs in the Program in Higher Education in the College of Education at the University.

Requirements:

  1. Be accepted into the doctoral program of the Department of Counseling and Higher Education (or its successor) and;
  2. Have and maintain a minimum 3.00 grade point average on a 4.00 scale on all college level work; and
  3. Maintain full time enrollment at the University, unless they have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in their degree program; and
  4. Be in the normal pattern of dissertation hours at the time any part of the award is actually paid; and
  5. Must supply a brief essay on one or more of the following:
    a) activities in which they have been involved that support a culturally diverse population, and /or
    b) evidence of socioeconomic hardship they have experienced, and /or
    c) personal involvement in life’s hardships and successes.

Child Development Laboratory featured in NT Daily article

The Child Development Laboratory of the Teacher Education and Administration Department was featured recently in the university's daily student newspaper, the North Texas Daily.

The story emphasized the Child Development Laboratory's history and purpose as a research center and training site for students in the fields of early childhood education, child development, and play therapy.

To read the NT Daily article: http://www.ntdaily.com/?p=59919

For more information on the Child Development Laboratory: http://www.coe.unt.edu/child-development-laboratory

Uganda study abroad program

Wojnowski with Turkana womenScience education faculty member, David Wojnowski, Ph.D., will lead a group of students to Uganda to study environmental education and ecotourism in May, 2012. For two exciting weeks students will tour Uganda. Highlights include three national parks, rural villages, the capital city and the mighty Nile River. Students will participate in a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, wildlife viewing and canoeing. Students will learn firsthand about challenging global issues such as environmental conservation, ecotourism and rural development as it relates to indigenous cultures. In addition, students will recognize the potential of international travel and outdoor recreation to foster personal growth and development. This opportunity earns students six credits.

For course information, please click here or contact Dr. Wojnowski at david.wojnowski@unt.edu.

Mary E. J. Wells Scholarship in the College of Education

Purpose: Established in memory of Mary E.J. Wells, Class of 1942, and intended for junior and senior students enrolled in Elementary Education.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum academic performance standards of the COE in effect at the time of any award.
  2. Maintain full-time enrollment at the University, unless they have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full-time remaining in their degree program.
  3. Enroll as a full-time student in Elementary Education at the University; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in any degree program offered through the COE at the University will be eligible for consideration.
  4. Maintain a 3.0 grade point average based on a 4.0 GPA system.

Dr. Hoyt F. Watson Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of Dr. Hoyt F. Watson and intended for graduate students in Educational Administration.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education Department of Teacher Education and Administration in effect at the time of any award. 
  2. Maintain full-time enrollment at the University, unless they have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full-time remaining in their degree program.
  3. Enroll as a full-time student in Educational Administration at the University; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in Teacher Education and Administration at the University will be eligible for consideration.

B. Dwain Vance Scholarship for Science Teachers

Purpose: Established in honor of B. Dwain Vance and intended for master's students in Science Education.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education in effect at the time of any award.
  2. Maintain either part-time or full-time enrollment at the University, unless the applicant has fewer than twice the number semester hours required to be full-time remaining in his/her degree program.
  3. Maintain a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Enroll as either a part-time or full-time student in a Master's program in Science Education at the University; in the event no applicant possesses these characteristics, then students enrolling full-time in undergraduate teaching with  emphasis on science at the University will be eligible for consideration.

Velma E. Schimdt Endowed Doctoral Scholarship in Early Childhood Education

Purpose: Established in honor of Dr. Velma E. Schmidt, who made major contributions to the field of Early Childhood Education regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Requirements:

  1. Admitted to the doctoral program in Early Childhood Education (or its successor).
  2. A minimum grade point average of 3.5 over all.
  3. Enrolled in at least six (6) semester hours of courses each semester for two consecutive semesters while receiving the scholarship.

George S. and Betty Jane Morrison Children's Mental Health Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of George S. and Betty Jane Morrison and to provide scholarships for educational support for early childhood and elementary pre-service teachers and early childhood/elementary graduate students who are involved in and with programs and/or agencies that support, enhance and contribute to the mental health of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and elementary (grades 1-6) children.

Requirements:

  1. Minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Full time enrollment as established by the University, unless the student is nearing completion of their degree program and does not need full time enrollment;
  3. Enroll as a full-time student in Teacher Education and Administration at the University; in the event no applicant meets this criteria, then students enrolling full-time at the University will be eligible for consideration; and
  4. As part of the application process, applicants must submit for review by the Scholarship Committee an 800-1,000 word essay that includes the following:
      • Their views of why mental health is important to the healthy development of young children
      • How parents and teachers play an essential role in enabling children to develop good mental health
      • A description of their activities in promoting children's mental health
      • How the scholarship will help them achieve their personal and professional goals of helping children develop good mental health in the home and classroom.

Kappa Delta Pi Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of the members of the International Honor Society in Education and intended for outstanding doctoral students in Curriculum and Instruction.

Requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum doctoral level entrance and academic performance standards of the Curriculum and Instruction doctoral program in effect at the time of any award.
  2. Enroll for a minimum of nine (9) hours as a full-time student majoring in Curriculum and Instruction at the University.
  3. Preference will be given to students who are beginning their first or second year of doctoral work, and are not employed full-time outside of the University.

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